Just a thought…

“Remember: what you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else, but what you are, the time you give, the service you render, the tithe and offering you bring to God will be yours forever.”

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Pecans in the Cemetery….

Pecans in the Cemetery

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree
just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a
bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began
dividing the nuts. “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for
me,” said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the
fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he
passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He
slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, “One for you,
one for me. One for you, one for me.” He just knew what it was,
so he jumped back on his bike and rode off.

Now just around the bend he met an old man with a cane,
hobbling along. “Come here quick,” said the boy, “you won’t believe
what I heard!  Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing
up the souls.”

The man said, “Beat it kid, can’t you see it’s hard for me to
walk.” When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled to the
cemetery.  Standing by the fence they heard, “One for you, one for
me. One for you, one for me…” The old man whispered, “Boy,
you’ve been tellin’ the truth.  Let’s see if we can see the Lord.”
Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence yet were still
unable to see anything.

The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the
fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.
At last they heard, “One for you, one for me. That’s all.  Now let’s
go get those nuts by the fence and we’ll be done.”

They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes
ahead of the boy on the bike!
                                 Author Unknown

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10 Little Christians…..

10 LITTLE CHRISTIANS

10 Little Christians standing in line

1 disliked the preacher, then there were 9

9 little Christians stayed up very late

1 overslept Sunday, then there were 8

8 little Christians on their way to Heaven

1 took the low road and then there were 7

7 little Christians chirping like chicks

1 disliked music, then there were 6

6 little Christians seemed very much alive

but one lost his interest then there was 5

5 little Christians pulling for Heaven’s Shore

but one stopped to rest, then there were 4

4 little Christians each busy as a bee

but one got his feelings hurt, then there were 3

3 little Christians knew not what to do

1 joined the sporty crowd, then there were 2

2 little Christians, our rhyme is nearly done

differed with each other, then there was 1

1 little Christian can’t do much ’tis true;

but brought his friend to Bible study — then there were 2

2 earnest Christians, each won one more

that doubled the number, then there were 4

4 sincere Christians worked early and late

Each won another then there were 8

8 splendid Christians if they doubled as before

In just so many Sundays, we’d have 1,024

In this little jingle, there is a lesson true,

You belong, either to the building-, or to the wrecking-crew!

— Author Unknown

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The Struggles of the Single Life

Jessica Schluter

Sometimes it’s hard for me to write or to get the words out to express exactly what I’m trying to say. Sometimes it’s hard to be vulnerable on social media because for one thing I’m not an incredibly open person with my feelings – especially ones that are hard to talk admit or hard to admit – and for another thing, sharing with the world opens yourself up to criticism and I don’t always deal with that as healthily as I should. I don’t do it for attention or for praise. I share my blogs because I honestly love writing and my deepest desire is to help others who might be struggling with the same things as me. So I get a little vulnerable and open up a little more than usual in this post as I attempt to share my real self.

I’ve been single for nearly a year…

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Just a little thought…

Periodically evaluate what you are doing and who you are doing it with. Ask, “Is this is a wing or is it a weight?”

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10 Important Things You Should Know about Happiness

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE

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Since a lot of people are looking for happiness in all the wrong places, I thought it would be a good idea to write another blog post on happiness. Here are:

10 Important Things You Should Know about Happiness

1. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life. If your mind is pure and your thoughts happy, positive, healthy and empowering, your life will be, too.

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

2. Your happiness depends on you.

Every single person is responsible for their own happiness, and you yourself are responsible for your own. Never rely on someone else for your happiness. Always remember that your happiness depends on…

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Sometimes you need to do the hard thing

sometimes you need to do the hard thing. study for your test even if it’s boring and you want to avoid it. get up an hour early to exercise even if you feel like death. go out of your way to help someone else even if it’s inconvenient. do something alone even though you’re afraid of being judged. go somewhere new even if it’s scary and disorientating at first. confess to the person who makes u blush even if it means risking rejection. let go of your old habits even though it feels like you can’t live without them. it’s supposed to be hard. life isn’t going to have amazing rewards if you’re always feeling comfortable.

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is your HUT burning…..

IS YOUR HUT BURNING?

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.  But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. “God, how could you do this to me!” he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. “How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground —- it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

– Author Unknown

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just a thought…

Pride goeth before a downsizing….

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to each his own…

TO EACH HIS OWN

I cannot change the way I am,

I never really try,

God made me different and unique,

I never ask him why.

If I appear peculiar,

There’s nothing I can do,

You must accept me as I am,

As I’ve accepted you.

God made a casting of each life,

Then threw the mold away,

Each child is different from the rest,

Unlike as night from day.

So often we will criticize,

The things that others do,

But, do you know, they do not think,

The same as me and you.

So God in all his wisdom,

Who knows us all by name,

He didn’t want us to be bored,

That’s why we’re not the same

— Author Unknown

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